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Inserting Tomorrow's Date

Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Inserting Tomorrow's Date.

You may want to insert tomorrow's date into a cell in your worksheet. This is easily done by simply creating a formula that includes the function for today's date, as in the following:

=TODAY() + 1

This formula first determines today's date, and then adds 1 to it, resulting in tomorrow's date. (The date is dynamic, meaning that it always represents tomorrow; when today's date changes, the result of the formula changes.) You can then use Excel's formatting features to display the resulting date in any manner desired.

Besides displaying tomorrow's date, you can modify the formula to display a date at any time in the future. Simply change the formula so the desired number of days are being added to today's date. For instance, if you wanted to determine a date two weeks in the future, you could use the following:

=TODAY() + 14

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (8968) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Inserting Tomorrow's Date.

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Comments for this tip:

Hamid Ahmad    12 May 2014, 14:21
Hi Allen, great website and priceless information. Thought I would share my favourite use of the today function an similar. A lot of times you want to only use business or working days. So if you wanted to the next day that is a business/working day "=workday(today(),1,holidays)" Breakdown of the syntax is workday(start date - use today() for todays date or reference a cell or enter a date, numerical value for number of days from the start date you want "1" would one business day away, use a negative value to find the previous business day, and you can enter a named range containing holidays so it will treat those dates same as Sat/Sun). Et voila, you can calculate just business dates for your reports et al.

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